Quite possibly the biggest piece of gaming news in recent months was the rise and fall of 38 Studios. Virtually every gaming site on the planet has covered the event that will no doubt go down in gaming history as one gigantic cluster bomb of nasty. We actually talked about it on Rated NA:60 as well as Press to Reset: 45 – Like a chainsaw wielding white knight, North Carolina based Epic Games, creators of Unreal, Gears of War, and the upcoming Fort Night, have stepped into the ring as the heroes of this once awful and depressing tale. Take a look at the latest info straight from Dr. Capps and Epic. This is just awesome.
Remember when you could rent video games from a location within a short drive from your home? Well those days are back again, except if you return the game 2 hours later than the deadline, this company doesn’t shoot you in the dick.
Starting today, RedBox kiosks will start carrying video games. The selection is currently somewhat limited, and you’ll definitely have a better chance of scoring a AAA title on PS3 than Xbox, but hey it’s only $2 per night plus tax. So for those games whose single player you can complete faster than a Harry Potter novel ::cough:: Homefront ::cough:: this may be a more economical way to cover the waterfront of current games.
Better still, you can search for games on the RedBox website and “reserve” them for pickup later. This saves the effort of driving all over town to find a much coveted copy of Wipeout for Wii. What remains to be seen is how these discs will stand up to the wear and tear of being tossed about with cheeto fingers in homes across america.